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"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."
--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America
Friday, December 17, 2010
Smile of the Day - And the Schadenfreude Keeps Coming
Senate Democrats led by Harry Reid yesterday retreated from their attempt to pass an earmark-laden $1.1 trillion spending bill for next year. This is a big win for Republicans, but mostly a big win for the Tea Party wing of the GOP.